Online Casino Tips – The Pace of Betting
The secret that I am about to reveal has been very profitable for me. Almost all online poker players would give up their hands pre-flop and post-flop by the speed at which they bet. I first came across this aspect of poker play at a shorthanded cash mega888 with a few friends on a marginal hand. When I decided to raise, the small blind folded but instantly the big blind called me. I was suspicious of his quick call, but I bet out after flopping an ace. He called again quickly, I checked, he waited long enough before betting, I called his bet and rivered a jack for two pair. Here I had made a good, I checked the river, and he bet once more, I instinctly called him as I was beat, and couldn’t get away from the two pair, he flipped over aces.
Reading poker players is like solving a puzzle; you have to gather all the pieces (information) before making any decision. In this situation, the opponent player provided me with the information that at pre-flop he called me quickly, he called me again on the flop as quickly as before and the very important information is that he waited for a while before betting.
Always remember that quick check represents weakness of the opponent, if he waits and then bets represents strength and a quick bet represents weakness (it’s an attempt to try to show your strength) and an instant call also represents strength.
Although, strategies are never foolproof and you should probably base around 20% to 25% of your decision on such guidelines, but its always advisable to take account of the opponent player’s reputation of playing and how he has been playing at the table.